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Columbia Residential names Carmen Chubb as new president

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Columbia Residential names Carmen Chubb as new president

Carmen Chubb, former chief of staff to former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, has been named the new president of Columbia Residential. Photo courtesy of Columbia Residential.

Atlanta, GA — Columbia Residential, an affordable housing developer, owner and manager, announced on Tuesday that Carmen Chubb has been named president of the company.

She will be responsible for managing the development and asset management and housing preservation divisions of Columbia Residential, according to a press release.

“This is an important milestone for our company,” said Jim Grauley, Columbia Residential CEO. “Carmen brings her superb reputation, leadership skills, and track record in affordable housing and community development to Columbia Residential, where she can have a direct impact on so many communities and residents we serve. She is uniquely qualified to help us further propel our mission and vision for delivering quality affordable housing in the southern United States.”

Aaron Swain, Columbia Residential president of property management and operations said this is an exciting moment for the company as they celebrate a new chapter for their leadership team.

“Carmen is my Leadership Atlanta class of 2022 classmate, and I am honored to now work alongside Carmen and Jim to further enhance the legacy established by our esteemed founder, Noel Khalil,” Swain said. “All we do is rooted in honoring this wonderful person and his commitment to serving people first.”

Chubb has experience leading large, complex organizations serving the community. She recently served as former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ chief of staff and as a former deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

During her career, she has overseen statewide policy, programs, and financing resources for affordable housing, including funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Treasury Department, low-income housing tax credits, and mortgage revenue bonds. She is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership in affordable housing from Smith’s Research and Gradings.

“I am honored to join the leadership team of a company that has done so much to transform affordable housing in Atlanta and across the country,” Chubb said. “Quality affordable housing is my passion, and I look forward to working with Jim, Aaron, and the entire Columbia team to build upon Columbia’s success of developing affordable housing communities that will have a lasting impact for generations to come.”

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